Words of Hope During COVID-19
Claire McKeever-Burgett, Associate Director of The Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation, tells how to create a family altar, a sacred space set aside for family worship.
Today, Jesus reminds us that he wants a relationship with us even amid the mess of our lives. He sees our mess and still chooses to say, “Follow me.” He does not come to call the virtuous but rather those with messy lives—people like us. We needn’t wait until our lives are “perfect” to answer Jesus’ call. He wants us to follow him as we are right now.
—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
Do you trust that you don’t have to be “perfect” in order to answer Jesus’ call? Join the conversation.
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
—Mark 8:34 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
May this Holy Week be one of challenge, growth, and an ever-deepening friendship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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If you are a parent with children or teens, try this list of simple prayer practices you can do as a family during these times of social distancing.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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